Film review: 'The Lovers'

Film review: 'The Lovers'

 

Film review: 'Alien Covenant'

Your feelings about the latest installment of the "Alien" franchise will depend largely on how you felt about "Prometheus." The 2012 prequel marked Ridley Scott's return to the science fiction series he established nearly 40 years ago.

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Film review: 'Jeremiah Tower'

Food-loving cinephiles get a glimpse into the life of an enigmatic, celebrity chef in the documentary "Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent." Arguably the most influential chef you've probably never heard of, director Lydia Tenaglia shows how Tower's career shaped American cuisine as we know it today, even as the man himself remained something of a mystery.

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Film review: 'King Arthur'

The world doesn't really need another retelling of Arthurian legend. But if we've got no choice in the matter, at least this one offers a scrappy, street-level epic seen through the hyperactive eyes of "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" director Guy Ritchie.

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Film review: 'Norman'

Richard Gere stars as Norman Oppenheimer, the hero of Joseph Cedar's mordantly funny fable "Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer." Norman calls himself a businessman, but his real trade is making connections.

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Film recap: The 2017 Nitrate Picture Show

The George Eastman Museum last weekend hosted the third Nitrate Picture Show, its annual "festival of film preservation" paying tribute to the medium's notoriously combustible early format. The weekend's events included tours of the Eastman Museum's vaults and projection booths, lectures from film scholars Hisashi Okajima and Alexander Horwath, workshops, and demonstrations, all centered on the festival's main event: 10 feature film screenings projected from beautiful nitrate film.

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Film review: 'The Void'

The founders of Canadian genre-film collective Astron-6,Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski, turn their eyes to the realm of Lovecraftian horror with "The Void." And while the directing duo load their film up with enough monsters and mutilation to populate an otherworldly hell dimension, their efforts are nearly undone by an undercooked story and muddled plotting.

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Film review: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's" willingness to do as it pleases turns out to be the movie's most appealing quality

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Film review: 'My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea'

Written and directed by comic artist Dash Shaw, "My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea" is a trippy, sometimes surreal animated comedy that follows what happens when a high school misfit discovers an administrative cover up hiding the fact that his school is dangerously not up to code. But no one heeds his warnings, and soon an earthquake sends the building toppling into the Pacific with the entire student body inside.

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Film review: 'A Quiet Passion'

Cynthia Nixon's stellar performance provides the beating heart behind the occasionally staid exterior of "A Quiet Passion," British writer-director Terence Davies' lovingly intimate reflection on the life of poet Emily Dickinson. Beginning with the poet as a teenager (played by Emma Bell) during her brief time attending Mount Holyoke Female Seminary -- where her skepticism for organized religion doesn't go over too well -- Davies takes us through the years of Dickinson's quiet life, leading to the anguished, illness-prone years before her death at age 55.

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Film review: 'The Dinner'

Tense conversation and high-end cuisine propel the plot of "The Dinner." Stanley (Richard Gere), a congressman in the midst of a gubernatorial campaign, and his history-scholar brother, Paul (Steve Coogan), along with their wives Claire (Laura Linney) and Kate (Rebecca Hall), meet for dinner at a chic restaurant.

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